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NHK reporter won't be prosecuted over hoax 110 call

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The Tokyo District Prosecutors Office has decided not to prosecute a female NHK reporter who made a 110 call last Nov 9, that turned out to be false.

The 28-year-old reporter, who was assigned to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat, called 110 and said she was walking along a street in Shinjuku Ward when a man riding a bicycle stole her shoulder bag, TV Asahi reported.

During the investigation that followed, police said they examined street surveillance camera footage which showed the woman before the alleged attack. She had no shoulder bag. There was also no man on a bicycle who came near her.

The woman later admitted the call was a hoax. She was quoted as saying that she had made the false 110 call about her stolen purse hoping to hide the fact that she had lost her company cell phone.

NHK released a statement saying the reporter had received disciplinary action as of Dec 26.

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The woman later admitted the call was a hoax. She was quoted as saying that she had made the false 110 call about her stolen purse hoping to hide the fact that she had lost her company cell phone. Adding to the record number of 110 calls. It seems the prosecution is very selective, I'm sure if less desirable individuals were to do this, they would prosecute. Say, NHK reporter compared to Asahi reporter?

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I hope she was fired.

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Instead of having the 'balls' and stay to your mistake, you go ahead and lie to 'the police' in this case and to the comapany. Grow up silly goose.

I hope she was fired aswell.

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thats what NHK get for hiring talento type of reporter! and public funds pay for her salary! jeez

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If she did not have a cell phone, it would not have been lost. Easiest solution.

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What kind of reporter who was assigned to Shinjuku Metro Police but does not know there are dtreet cameras that Metro have been using? When corporations comment disciplinary action in this kind of case, usually the person is dismissed/

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How much could a "company cell phone" cost to replace? Especially as they'd make orders in bulk.

Does Japan prosecute shoplifters? This seems worse than that.

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